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There are a few references to the scientific literature on trolling in the wikipedia article Some psychologists have suggested that flaming would be caused by deindividuation or decreased self-evaluation: the anonymity of online postings would lead to disinhibition amongst individuals (Kiesler et al, 1984). Others have suggested that although ...


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Here is an article explaining trolling based on Sperber and Mercier's "argumentative theory" of human reasoning. The latter is a fascinating paper in its own right. References Mercier, H. and Sperber, D. (2011). Why do humans reason? arguments for an argumentative theory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 34(02):57-74. FREE PDF


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From an article by the NY times. Trolling, defined as the act of posting inflammatory, derogatory or provocative messages in public forums, is a problem as old as the Internet itself, although its roots go much farther back. Even in the fourth century B.C., Plato touched upon the subject of anonymity and morality in his parable of the ring of ...


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Sites: The social psychology network has a page for posting online social psychology studies. There are a range of requirements. In particular, it needs to be closely related to social or personality psychology. SampleSize Subreddit is a community dedicated to completing surveys. They like it when results will be provided at study completion. It has close ...


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The Open Science Framework will do some of what you ask for. Additionally, it will allow you to preregister your hypotheses to properly distinguish confirmatory and exploratory research. Features (quoted from the homepage). Document and archive studies Share and find materials, scripts, data Detail individual contributions Increase transparency ...


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WebExp is a client/server based psychology/linguistics experiment creation/running system written in Java. It is freely available. A subject types in the appropriate web address and they see the experiment pages that have been created; obviously you have to have access to a server on which the experiment software+configuration files are running. It ...


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In Germany, most students and many researchers conduct their online surveys using the portals soscisurvey.de and unipark.info. Soscisurvey.de includes a so-called "panel", a pool of currently more than 100.000 persons interested in partaking in surveys. To use the panel, you do not have to host your survey on soscisurvey.de, but you must apply a month in ...


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Current evidence suggests that internet access is not weakening memory, but changing what information is prioritized. This study referenced below suggests that when people expect to have future access to information, they are less likely to remember the information itself and more likely to remember where or how that information can be found. Google ...


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I'll address just the first of your three sub-questions, the others have been answered by Chuck Sherrington. What does it mean when you get two or more Mechanical Turk participants in a study with the same IP address? IP addresses are rarely "fixed" to an individual computer. Each provider has a range of IP addresses available and assigns them to ...


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I like your question. But I have to point out one thing - if you were to use documenting tools for all those tasks that you mentioned, you wouldn't have that much time left for your research. Sharing is great, but it takes time to do it properly, even with great tools. I tried quite a few tools for documenting research, with an idea to boost my ...


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Suicide is always a complex issue with many factors combining to put a person in a position whereby they feel that they have no alternative. It is dangerous to simplify this and say "she killed herself because she was being bullied online" because the majority of young people who are affected so severely by online bullying have underlying vulnerabilities ...


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I think ProjectImplicit will be what you want. It is also Java based and runs fully in the browser. It is by the Harvard guys that did run the IAT via web and collected ten thousand datasets this way. See here for their services (I am not sure if it is free but seems so at least for non-commerical research). If you like it and use it perhaps you can post ...


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Figshare is one option for archiving assorted research artefacts. To quote the "about page": figshare allows researchers to publish all of their research outputs in seconds in an easily citable, sharable and discoverable manner. All file formats can be published, including videos and datasets that are often demoted to the supplemental materials ...


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From my understanding of the problem and my years of experience with the internet since the early days when IRC was popular and web forums were just starting to emerge, I believe I can shed some light on this subject. probably not enough for a full answer but more than just a comment. I feel that a large part of the problem is the anonymity (or perceived ...


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Since this is a relatively new problem for behavioral researchers, I don't know that there is a common consensus. I found two articles, one of which was a study that had used crowdsourcing for medical pictograms. Their approach was as follows: First, we checked for duplicate records. After sorting the data by participants’ IP addresses, we found ...


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I've just started reading up on Mechanical Turk. This is a summary of some of the tips that I've found. Admittedly, most of it applies generally to psychological experiments, and not specifically to longer ones. David Sharek discusses his workflow which explicitly includes studies in the 30 minute range. Thus, this post is one of the most relevant for ...


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The best review of experience sampling tools I've found is here. Specifically, to answer you question, check out "MyExperience". To quote the website: MyExperience is a BSD-licensed open source mobile data collection tool developed for Windows Mobile devices (including PDAs and mobile phones) using .NET CF 2 and Microsoft SQL Compact Edition. ...


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Limesurvey is worth checking out (more suitable for questionnaire style tasks, but very flexible and with some coding it should be possible to, eg. record RTs) Wextor could be another possibility - it allows building more complicated designs, has not been developed for a bit, though...


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I'm not sure if it can measure reaction times but Tatool, developed at the University of Zurich, is an open source experiment platform that can be run from the web: http://www.tatool.ch/


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Because a majority of the people are just too plain stupid. In an international study by the OECD on adult competencies (PIAAC) that evaluated literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments, it was found that only every third adult (in Germany: 36%) between 16 and 64 was able "to master more complex tasks such as navigating the ...


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Background on strategy selection We could categorise using tabs as a strategy for using a browser. There is a lot of research on the acquisition and use of strategies. My thesis (see repository page with pdf link) has an extensive literature review (see page 21 onwards). To quote myself: Another line of research has examined how people use computer ...


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Vittorio Gallese, discoverer of the mirror neurons, says in an interview in the German weekly newspaper Die Zeit, that in virtual, indirect communication (as opposed to personal, face-to-face communication) there is less empathy because the mirror neurons don't get triggered as easily if we cannot witness the emotions of our conversational partners. ...


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For an open source JavaScript/HTML/CSS solution, check out jsPsych: http://www.jspsych.org. It can be used for reaction time measurement and interactive designs. An article describing the library was recently published in Behavior Research Methods. de Leeuw, J. R. (2014). jsPsych: A JavaScript library for creating behavioral experiments in a Web browser. ...


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WebExp is a free framework for developing web-based experiments, and the source code is freely available. The client side is a Java applet, so subjects must have Java installed on their computers. Perhaps this causes fewer drop-outs than having to install the executable generated by Inquisit Web. This paper discusses the timing accuracy of WebExp-based ...


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If you want to deliver visual stimuli with accurate timing, don't use this method as the general consensus is that flat screen monitors can not yet be fully trusted for timing (though tests are being done, and some monitors may be ok, the jury is very much out on this one). For example, if you want a stimulus up for, say 500ms, or some smaller number like ...


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The site http://psychfiledrawer.org/ also addresses some aspects of what you are asking. It is mainly geared toward maintaining a public repository of replication attempts of psych experiments.



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